Ubuntu – Is there a way to set transparency of windows in GNOME


Sometimes ago I used KDE 3.5 I think, and really liked the transparency option for windows, which gave all my text editor a really killer look and feel, really nice/ethereal environment for coding.

I haven't managed to find such a possibility with GNOME.

Any idea if it is possible and how?

Best Answer

Assuming that your system is able handle the Opacify compiz plugin then you just have to install Advanced Desktop Effects Settings

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

and play with the Opacify settings till you get your desired effect.

To start the CompizConfig Settings Manager you go to System -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager

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